Botanical name : Ixora coccinea Linn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Paranti, Patali, Raktala
Rasa : Kashaya, Tikta
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Seeta
Vipaka : Katu
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Jungle flame ixora, Flame of the woods
Hindi : Rangan, Rugmini, Ranjan
Malayalam : Techi, Tetti, Kattutechi, Kattutechi,
Distribution – Growing wildly throughout Western Ghats, also in gardens.
A spreading hard wooded shrub grows up to 1 meter in height. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic, ovate, sessile, and coriaceous. Flowers scarlet red colored in dense corymbose cymes. Fruits globose, fleshy and purple when ripe, containing single seed.
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, skin diseases, colic, flatulence, diarrhea, indigestion, ulcers, wounds, and used as antiseptic.
Useful part : Root, Leaves, Flowers.